Can I retire at age 42 with 980,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $980,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$80,927$80,207$79,503$78,817$78,147$77,524
2 years$40,063$39,317$38,594$37,893$37,213$36,585
3 years$26,443$25,694$24,973$24,278$23,609$22,996
4 years$19,635$18,888$18,174$17,491$16,838$16,245
5 years$15,551$14,808$14,104$13,435$12,800$12,227
6 years$12,829$12,092$11,398$10,744$10,128$9,577
7 years$10,886$10,155$9,472$8,833$8,237$7,708
8 years$9,429$8,705$8,033$7,410$6,833$6,326
9 years$8,296$7,579$6,919$6,312$5,755$5,269
10 years$7,391$6,680$6,032$5,441$4,903$4,439
11 years$6,650$5,947$5,310$4,735$4,217$3,774
12 years$6,034$5,338$4,713$4,153$3,654$3,232
13 years$5,513$4,824$4,211$3,667$3,187$2,785
14 years$5,066$4,385$3,783$3,255$2,793$2,411
15 years$4,680$4,006$3,416$2,903$2,460$2,096
16 years$4,342$3,675$3,097$2,599$2,174$1,829
17 years$4,044$3,385$2,818$2,335$1,927$1,601
18 years$3,779$3,128$2,572$2,105$1,714$1,405
19 years$3,543$2,899$2,355$1,902$1,528$1,235
20 years$3,331$2,693$2,161$1,722$1,364$1,088
21 years$3,139$2,509$1,988$1,563$1,221$961
22 years$2,964$2,342$1,832$1,421$1,094$849
23 years$2,806$2,190$1,692$1,294$982$751
24 years$2,660$2,052$1,565$1,181$883$666
25 years$2,527$1,926$1,449$1,078$795$590
26 years$2,403$1,810$1,344$986$716$524
27 years$2,290$1,703$1,248$902$645$466
28 years$2,184$1,605$1,160$827$582$414
29 years$2,086$1,514$1,080$758$526$368
30 years$1,995$1,430$1,006$696$475$328
31 years$1,910$1,352$938$639$430$292
32 years$1,830$1,279$875$587$389$260
33 years$1,755$1,211$817$540$352$231
34 years$1,685$1,148$763$497$318$206
35 years$1,619$1,089$713$457$288$184
36 years$1,556$1,034$667$421$261$164
37 years$1,498$982$625$388$237$146
38 years$1,442$933$585$358$215$130
39 years$1,390$887$548$330$195$116
40 years$1,340$844$514$304$177$104
41 years$1,293$803$482$281$160$93
42 years$1,248$765$452$259$145$83
43 years$1,205$729$424$239$132$74
44 years$1,164$695$398$221$120$66
45 years$1,126$663$374$204$109$59
46 years$1,089$632$351$188$99$53
47 years$1,054$603$330$174$90$47
48 years$1,020$576$310$161$81$42
49 years$988$550$291$149$74$38
50 years$957$525$274$137$67$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 42 starting with $980,000, adding $5,652 every year, while hoping to spend $57,358 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 28/44/28 Blend
41$980,000$980,000$980,000$980,000
42$1,085,790$1,033,850$1,018,660$1,106,648
43$1,135,512$1,023,480$991,757$1,113,397
44$1,188,384$1,010,680$962,030$1,115,315
45$1,244,665$995,269$929,324$1,116,222
46$1,304,641$977,058$893,477$1,116,071
47$1,368,626$955,845$854,319$1,114,817
48$1,436,960$931,416$811,674$1,112,415
49$1,510,020$903,545$765,355$1,108,824
50$1,588,216$871,993$715,168$1,104,004
51$1,672,000$836,507$660,912$1,097,919
52$1,761,866$796,817$602,374$1,090,536
53$1,858,357$752,642$539,334$1,081,828
54$1,962,068$703,681$471,561$1,071,774
55$2,073,654$649,616$398,814$1,060,361
56$2,193,833$590,113$320,840$1,047,581
57$2,323,393$524,818$237,377$1,033,439
58$2,463,200$453,355$148,151$1,017,950
59$2,614,207$375,330$52,874$1,001,142
60$2,777,459$290,324$0$983,059
61$2,954,105$197,895$0$978,341
62$3,145,410$97,578$0$990,296
63$3,352,762$0$0$1,003,309
64$3,577,690$0$0$1,022,996
65$3,821,873$0$0$1,095,792
66$4,087,160$0$0$1,175,019
67$4,375,582$0$0$1,261,302
68$4,689,377$0$0$1,355,328
69$5,031,005$0$0$1,457,855
70$5,403,173$0$0$1,569,714
71$5,808,861$0$0$1,691,822
72$6,251,348$0$0$1,825,188
73$6,734,243$0$0$1,970,923
74$7,261,519$0$0$2,130,249
75$7,837,549$0$0$2,304,512
76$8,467,148$0$0$2,495,195
77$9,155,616$0$0$2,703,930
78$9,908,790$0$0$2,932,514
79$10,733,096$0$0$3,182,926
80$11,635,610$0$0$3,457,346
81$12,624,123$0$0$3,758,174
82$13,707,218$0$0$4,088,054
83$14,894,345$0$0$4,449,899
84$16,195,912$0$0$4,846,914
85$17,623,383$0$0$5,282,634
86$19,189,383$0$0$5,760,949
87$20,907,821$0$0$6,286,146
88$22,794,015$0$0$6,862,948
89$24,864,838$0$0$7,496,554
90$27,138,880$0$0$8,192,697
91$29,636,615$0$0$8,957,688
92$32,380,601$0$0$9,798,482
93$35,395,686$0$0$10,722,741
94$38,709,247$0$0$11,738,906
95$42,351,441$0$0$12,856,277
96$46,355,495$0$0$14,085,100
97$50,758,016$0$0$15,436,664
98$55,599,333$0$0$16,923,406
99$60,923,880$0$0$18,559,030
100$66,780,614$0$0$20,358,635